Archive for October 8th, 2017

YAHAPALANA ELECTIONS AND ‘REGIME CHANGE’ Part 5

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS President Maithripala Sirisena   is firmly ensconced in his seat as President. It is will not be easy to tip him out, whatever his opponents think. But the media is not always admiring towards President Sirisena. Colombo Telegraph   under the headline Entire Sirisena Family At The UN”   said, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that President […]

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‘This (13-A) war is not winnable’

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

C.Wijeyawikrema Buddhist war – I This war is not winnable” black-whites’ theory lasted for over 30 years. Supporters of it marched in Colombo streets, with lotus flowers in hand, demoralizing soldiers will. According to Erick Solheim, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was the only top-level person in the government to say, this war is winnable.” Yes, there was […]

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GMR of India and we need to be careful ………. Making Mattala Airport viable lessons from RGIA Hydrabad

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera India’s largest airport developer and operator GMR Group is willing to convert Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) into a profitable venture, if a request comes from the Sri Lankan Government. It was reported in the local media in August that an Indian company has made a proposal to the Civil Aviation Minister […]

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UNITARY OR NOT? “Contradictions regarding the interim report on the Constitution”

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

By Amila Wijesinghe, LLB (Hons), LLM (Public International Law), BPTC Candidate (Nottingham Law School) The interim report of the new Constitution presented by the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly has been the subject of much controversy in the last few days. Whilst President Sirisena has insisted that there is nothing in the draft that […]

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බැදුම්කර වංචාවේ ‘සුපිං විමර්ශන‘ මුලාවක්. පළමු රැස්වීමට සහභාගි වූවේ යැයි කියන කබීර්, මලික් අමාත්‍යවරුන්ගෙන් සත්‍ය සොයා ගත යුතුයි

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍ර‍ය හා කැෆේ සංවිධානය බැදුම්කර වංචාවට සම්බන්ධ තැනැත්තන් හදුණාගැනීමට පත් කළ ‘බැදුම්කර කොමිසම‘ රාජ්‍ය බැංකු බාර කබීර් හෂීම් අමාත්‍යවරයාත්, එදා කිසිම රාජ්‍ය තනතුරක් නොතිබුණු මලික් සමරවික්‍ර‍මත් අතහැර ‘අක්‍ර‍මිකතා පිළිබද වගකිව යුතු තැනැත්තා හෝ තැනැත්තන් හදුණාගන්නට උත්සහ දැරීම ‘ඇරලා බලන්න ලයිෂන් තිබිය දී ඔබලා බලන කොමිෂන් වැඩක්‘ යැයි  ශ්‍රී ලංකා […]

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SIL-REDI and TREACHERY

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Upali Cooray Public administration has a rich history that dates back to the Greeks. Public administration is putting laws in action to better serve a civilization and the public. While the idea of public administration dates back thousands of years, it played a significant role throughout history as countries developed and new technology changed the […]

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සෙක්කුවෙන් උනන සල්ලි

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති  එල්ලංගාවක් කියලා කියන්නේ ඇල මාර්ගවලින් එකිනෙකට සම්බන්ධ වෙන වැව් පද්ධතියකට. අපේ මුතුන් මිත්තෝ ඇල මාර්ග හදලා තිබුණේ වැව් එකිනෙකට සම්බන්ධ කරලා ජල පද්ධතියක් පවත්වාගෙන යන්න මිසක් වැවකින් කුඹුරුවලට ජලය බෙදන්න නෙවෙයි. ඉතින් බොහෝ වෙලාවට මේ ඇල මාර්ග හදලා තිබුණේ පොළොවේ සමෝච්ච මට්ටම්වල. හැතැප්මකට අඟලක් කියන ආනතියට යෝධ ඇල හදලා තිබුණා කියන කතාවේ තේරුමත් […]

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Remembering Vivien Gunawardena

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando 2017-10-07 Vivian Gunawardena has gone down in Sri Lankan politics as a dynamic woman who embraced politics long before ‘Women’s lib’ was heard of in the West. Being fearless and outspoken, a quality that she inherited from his uncle, the late Phillip Gunawardena (Boralugoda Lion), she pioneered and set up […]

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යුද හමුදාවේ පවත්නා පශ්චාත් ව්‍යසන ක්ලමථ අක්‍රමතාවය (PTSD) පිලිබඳව අධ්‍යනය

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Dr Neil Fernando and Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge යුද හමුදාවේ පවත්නා පශ්චාත් ව්‍යසන ක්ලමථ අක්‍රමතාවය (PTSD) පිලිබඳව විශේෂඥ මනෝ වෛද්‍ය නීල් ප්‍රනාන්දු මහතාත් මමත් 2002 – 2006 කාලයේදී අධ්‍යනය කරන ලද අතර අප වෙත යොමු කරන ලද සොල්දාදුවන් 824 අතරින් සොල්දාදුවන් 56 දෙනෙකු පශ්චාත් ව්‍යසන ක්ලමථ අක්‍රමතාවයේ පූර්ණ ලක්‍ෂණ පෙන්වූ බව සොයා ගත්තෙමු. මෙම අධ්‍යනය […]

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Expressways,corruption and flipside of development

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

BY DR. PRASANNA COORAY Courtesy The Island October 8, 2017, 10:16 pm We, Sri Lankans, never learn from our past mistakes. After all, it is popularly said that Sri Lankans don’t remember “anything” for more than one week. Not many moons ago the Southern Expressway wreaked havoc by worsening the flood situation in the South. It […]

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Hi-tech number plates to keep tabs on vehicles.

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera A Radio Frequency Identification system to be introduced to new number plates will help police to keep close tabs on vehicle movements. The new number plates will be introduced next year, Motor Traffic Commissioner General Jagath Chandrasiri told the Sunday Times. By Damith Wickremasekara Is this Infringement of fundamental rights?? Sri Lankan Human […]

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සියළුම හෙද නිළධාරීන් සඳහා 1 ශ්‍රේණියේ උසස් වීම්

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

සමස්ත ලංකා හෙද සංගමය. ජනක සුගතදාස මහතා ලේකම් සෞඛ්‍යෙ හා දේශීය වෛද්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය කොළඔ 10 මහත්මයානනි, මුල් පත්වීමේ දින සිට සේවා කාලය වසර 12ක් සම්පූර්ණ කළ සියළුම හෙද  නිළධාරීන් සඳහා 1 ශ්‍රේණියේ උසස් වීම් ලබා ගැනීම මෙරට 33000 පමණ  වන සමස්ථ හෙද කාර්ය මණ්ඩලය සැලකූ විට ඔවුන්ගේ විවිධ හෙද කණ්ඩායම් අතර වැටුප් විෂමතා ගණනාවක් නිර්මාණය […]

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Enriching the political class

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island October 7, 2017, 7:02 pm Last week’s celebration of 70 years of parliamentary democracy in Sri Lanka triggered debates and discussions at different levels countrywide. Several Speakers from the Parliaments of country’s belonging to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation were here for the event commemorated with a special session of […]

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Video shows police officer attacking protester

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A video footage captured following the joint opposition-led protest held at Hambantota today, showed a senior police officer assaulting an arrested protester. Meanwhile, posting the video on his Twitter page, MP Namal Rajapaksa asked, A.S.P. Daluwaththa, is this Yahapalanaya?” When contacted, Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said he was yet to see […]

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Presidential Commission on Treasury Bond scam Text messages take centre stage

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

BY Kavindya Chris Thomas Courtesy Ceylon Today Following a week-long intermission, former Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka Arjuna Mahendran, this week faced the next round in the cross-examination ring with acting Solicitor General Dappula de Livera. Thus began another eventful week at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the Treasury Bond issuance by the […]

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12,000-year-old hidden village in Vavuniya

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

By Mullativu Shashikumar Courtesy Ceylon Today Historical evidence of the human history of our country is traced only as far back as the arrival of the Buddha and later the arrival of Prince Vijaya. Most historical facts are drawn from stone inscriptions that are dated back to ancient times. However, most of these inscriptions don’t go […]

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FOREMOST PLACE GIVEN TO BUDDHISM IN DANGER

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

By Udaya P. Gammanpila Courtesy Ceylon Today President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have repeatedly said they would not touch the unitary State and the foremost place given to Buddhism. However, Buddha Sasana Karya Sadhaka Mandalaya which includes several Maha Nayake Theras emphatically states that the interim report of the steering committee had caused […]

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Political feasibility of a referendum for the constitution

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

by C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island October 7, 2017, 7:52 pm The interim report of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly is now on the table and there seems to be a stand off developing between the UNP and the pro-Sirisena SLFP over its contents. President Sirisena is being furiously assailed in pro-UNP websites […]

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America: The Dictatress of the World

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

By Jacob G. Hornberger Courtesy Information Clearing House”  October 03, 2017 “Information Clearing House” – On July 21, 1821, John Quincy Adams, who would go on to become the sixth president of the United States, warned that if America were ever to abandon its founding principle of non-interventionism in foreign affairs, she might well become the dictatress […]

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The Rising of Britain’s ‘New Politics’

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

By John Pilger Courtesy “Information Clearing House“ October 06, 2017 “Information Clearing House” – Delegates to the recent Labour Party conference in the English seaside town of Brighton seemed not to notice a video playing in the main entrance.  The world’s third biggest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, supplier to Saudi Arabia, was promoting its guns, bombs, missiles, naval […]

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